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“Expat and tourist”
Review of Boat Quay

Boat Quay
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London, United Kingdom
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“Expat and tourist”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Somel locals but the many bars and eating places tend to cater to tourists and the expat community. Some very good food in there, higher prices than elsewhere in Singapore for same far. Nice to be by the River.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Beautiful at night, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Boat Quay is a great place to go, have a drink and watch the lights of downtown Singapore sparkle at night. Food tends to be a bit on the pricey-side at the riverside restaurants although there is always Harry's for fish and chips and 'Our Village' for a really good Indian is very pleasant. The Prince of Wales is a nice little place to hang out for live bands.

Visited May 2012
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“Singapore GP”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great mixture of lively bars and restaurants, both sides of the river. Something for everyone and very mixed groups.

Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Was pretty to see”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Was very nice to see if you have extra time or want to do some walking around. It is mixed with old culture and very westernized culture (Materialistic stuff). Water looks nasty though lol.

Visited September 2012
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“Many restaurant staff standing outside to bait potential customers”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

You can't walk along this part of the river at night without being "greeted" by numerous staff hawking their menu. The more appropriate word to use here is "hounded" perhaps, especially if you are in a big group, because that's what the restaurants are looking out for - to get big groups in & make the hell lotsa money. Their main clientele in the daytime is office workers & come night-time, it is tourists.

There will be the occasional big 'Live' Sri Lankan crab with one of its pincers tied to a pillar on the ground to entice potential customers to walk in & try their Sri Lanka crab.

Conclusion: Don't dine here as it is really expensive.

Visited October 2011
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